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industry is a more efficient supplier of funds to the real economy than banks. it is simply less costly to sell bonds, notes and commercial paper to investors than to borrow from a bank. finish since the mid 1980s by intermediating these transactions, the securities industry has supplied 15 times more financing to the real economy than banking. and it has done so without government prudential regulation. when the financial crisis came, lightly-regulated investment bank withs like bear stearns, lehman brothers and merrill lynch did no worse than heavily-regulated fdic-insured commercial banks like wachovia, washington mutual and indy mac. so it's hard to see that more and titled regulation is really the answer. what we are watching in the name of prudential regulation is the government gradually squeezing the life out of the banking industry the way the interstate commerce commission gradually squeezed the life out of the railroads. if we let the government insure and provide prudential regulation to the securities business as some regulators have now proposed, we'll pay a heavy price in
in three months and that would be the major comptroller of european all legal and economy. they would expose the company is about how the standard oe executives for supporting the nazis piece of meat headlines and lead to congressional investigations. the columnists would benefit by getting a lot of juicy items. in his letters he details how he met with landrieu pearson and he exchanged these items and bragged that he became so close to drew pearson in particular that he became regarded as one of the family. in his role as a propagandist, dahl started to make a name for himself in washington and his short stories started earning him quite a bit of a claim as a young writer and one of them and particular, sort of particularly affecting the young fable that he wrote for children and was published in the ladies' home journal was about a little gremlins that tinkered with the ref pilot planes to arouse sympathy for the british ref pilots. a particularly appealed to eleanor roosevelt who read the story to her grandchildren and in short order invited to the white house for dinner eleanor ro
just a continuation of the same slump that had been afflicting the british economy since the end of the first world war. so they saw a situation in which the fruits of science and progress were not benefiting science concern society as a whole, and they concluded that the rational organization of science and society was the only way to change that. the other important factor was that scientists had far more international context than almost any other segment of society at this time. and so far sooner than most were very aware of the terrible evils of nazi germany beginning with the persecution and dismissal of all jewish scientists from german universities in 1933. blackett himself was involved as many of these british and american scientists were during this period in finding positions for refugee jewish scientists from germany in universities in britain and america. but i think their politics was far less important than their or brilliance, their commitment and their true fearlessness. the scientists in britain and america who would be involved in this effort included no fewer
to the economy generally to gun control. you know, just on gun control there's been a lot of things that have been happening over just even the past few weeks. i was in colorado a couple weeks ago, and it's the first time i've kind of heard of a white house getting involved in the passage of state legislation where the big news when i was there was, apparently, vice president joe biden had just been calling up members of the state legislature there kind of lobbying them, saying that if they voted the right way, the president would help campaign for them this next year, and if they voted the wrong way, they may end up facing primary opponents. and according to legislators i talked to there, there was about seven democrats who had switched their votes enough to get four gun control bills through the statehouse. so there's a lot of things tar happening right now. -- that are happening right now. but what i'd like to try to start off with is the general issue of health care, because i think we've had the best health care system in the world, and i'm just going to briefly go through some of the ch
similar philosophy and economic programs created a thriving state economy where 1.4 million new net jobs were added during his time in office. there are other fundamentally important issues where the two men match. stemming the rise of health care, school choice, and as i'm sure we'll hear this morning, addressing the issues involving immigration that affecting -- that affect all of us. issues that continue to resonate as important topics in the our lives, ones in which governor bush has demonstrated much-needed leadership today. it is for these and many other reasons that jeb bush stands a as the only republican governor in the history of the state of florida to be reelected to office. he hails from a family that has gone out of their way to extend warmth and support to mrs. reagan, and all of us at the reagan library over the years. let us extend that warmth to him. ladies and gentlemen, please join me in welcoming governor jeb bush. [applause] >> very kind. really honored to be here. [applause] whoo, thank you. thank you all so much. ambassador, great seeing you. thank you so much. it
-- there is some younger prince who tries to open up a bit and revive the economy. the risk of that is, it produces a backlash among the conservatives who don't want more change and openness and opportunity for women, which they see as the road to ruin if you're like my friend, lulu. and if you got a religious backlash come you could obviously have the quote modernizers, and that does not mean westernized. modernizers. react to that backlash. the third is getting a leader who decides that the way to control this is to revert to the excessive religiosity of the '80s and '90s, after the attack on the mecca mosque in 1979, the saudi king basically turned the country over to the religious fundamentalists. and 20 years of that bread of the terrorists that produced 911. so saudis understand that, but, and say that it could happen again, but it, it's hard to entirely rule out. the fourth option is obviously some kind of chaos that leads to collapse, sparked by something like in tunisia like the young man burning himself to death. saudis are very passive, but they also, young people at least, increasingly
economy. that is not a fair competition. they troy and new york are two different questions but interestingly, middle size cities have also used creativity, innovation, their position change and detroit is beginning to look at the digital age and beginning to find that they too can get innovative companies taking over with the auto industry, midsized cities have their own attractions, many of the most attractive cities to live in, one reason cities are powerful as people love living in cities. they come to them and go to the most creative, entrepreneurial inventive people go to the most attractive cities and a lot of those cities of between five hundred thousand and 1 million and that attract very creative innovators who can solve problems so there are definitely issues between big cities and small cities that we need to deal with the also some strength. finally the french case that was mentioned over here, yes, french mayors are not elected, they are appointed as part of a political system. he was not such a successful president. and mentioned france was holland was a succe
on too long and have all do like men to my room for manage my economy? not just africa but south asia, latin america, i was in bangladesh i saw the devastating impact of the flooding of a cyclone it had put hundreds of miles of fields that the crops would not grow. i saw what adaptation means you have to have new ways to grow water involved or very dry conditions. this is expensive and difficult. of course, if you undermine people with their livelihood of food security it is a huge gender dimension. it is women primarily to have to put food on the table. that is a pattern that is so impact fall it goes on for years but we have not heard as much about it but they did not know it was caused by the carbon emissions from elsewhere so webern not talking about it but they talk about it when we went there but this was the worst human rights problem but then i read the science and realized that only of big human-rights problem but there was a foundation in ireland of climate justice that stars with injustice those that are these responsible. it is beginning to affect there is said disconnect
, physicist explain the ebb and flow of market of economy can relate to science. look for the title in bookstores this coming week and watch for the authors in the near too future on booktv and booktv.org. >> you're watching booktv on c-span2. here's a look at the prime time lineup for tonight. .. now author sara carr explores the results of the state legislature's decision shortly after hurricane katrina to re-assign control over the majority of new orleans public schools to the recovery school district, administered by the state. by following a student, teacher, and a principal as they traverse different segments of the education until system. this is a half an hour. >> it's great to see so many people out tonight who do such amazing work for kids in new orleans, and thank you for coming. i'm just going to talk for about 10 or 15 minutes or so and then take questions, and there's some people here tonight who are in the book and they might be willing to answer your questions during that session as well if you're interested in hearing what it was like to be part of that process from
. in some cases, the only one. people seem unaware. everyone is aware that the economy is kind of lacking. but obama has already been able to make the argument that we are turning the corner and we can do what we can. people don't believe that there is suppression for people your age or my page today. that group has not regained a single job since the recession ended. do not blame obama for the crisis. look at what happened since june 2009. there are fewer of us working today than there were in 1997. in all of the jobs being recovered are being taken by people 55 years old and older. i can find exactly one story at least recognizes the job recoveries. but the fact that young people have an opportunity today and are not finding jobs and not moving ahead, that was missed during the election. there is no reason why we should have been the only ones just yet. >> this is the author of spin masters. thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> you're watching booktv on c-span2. here is our primetime lineup for tonight. up next, fiona deans hallora profiles thomas nast. the one asso
this in the capitalist political economy of the united states and indeed they sought and united with those engaged in systemic change in international political economic arrangements. the black panther party fought for a domestic and a global socialist system committed to the kinds of things that everybody cares about, equality, justice and human rights. from where josh and i said, this is the historical truth. fighting for revolutionary change is extremely difficult. it's often very very messy and the history of politics of the party confirms these particular positions. but when we go to a dominant historical narrative, the dominant popular cultural narratives that shape how many and perhaps most americans think about the party, you run into a barrage of misinformation and misinterpretation. and it's imperative that we understand that and as josh was sort of laying out, the official vilification, the official denigration and how that folds over into history and popular culture. so in popular understanding for example among a lot of people, the black panther party with this older black radicalism
of office or demanded his resignation as the economy was recovering? all the way back to the french and indian war, a very young george washington was writing very romantic letters to a woman who was not mrs. washington. her name was sally fairfax, a very attractive, older, sophisticated neighbor. what if washington's letters had become public during the french and indian war or the revolutionary war? much as petraeus with' e-mails became public. and what if we got rid of george washington? so neither -- bill clinton's not the first and not the worst, petraeus is not the first and not the worst. been there, done that, there's a long history of it. in fact, it pains me to say that even abraham lincoln visited a prostitute. i know, say it isn't so, right? but it happened. now, there's -- the details on it are sketchy. this is not a lot of letters written about this, but here is what we can piece together. lincoln's best friend was joshua speed, and speed was perhaps as dashing and as handsome and as, i guess, quote-unquote lucky with the ladies as lincoln was allegedly homely and awkw
-- as the economy turned decisively south by something bill gates and warren buffet decided to do with the giving pledge. the giving pledge is interesting because it worked largely, the two men worked largely with the "forbes" 200 list in the beginning and the goal was to get people to pledge, in forming an illegal character of the pledge, to give away half their fortunes for the purposes of making the world a better place to live, and, basically, that meant philanthropy. well, it got a lot of press at the time, and the "forbes" 400 editors paid a fair amount of attention to it, and in the years sense, the three or four years sense then, the number of people who have embraced signed in effect the pledge has grown to somewhere less than a hundred , but it's grown up, and it is a significant phenomena. for my purposes, what was wonderful, the one thing to do if you signed the pledge now was provide a brief description of your thoughts on wealth and philanthropy so it was part of the giving pledge website so here is a whole bunch of material about very rich individuals, how they felt about their mon
the stay of the economy. and as things get better, we will love the congress, the media, the president better as well. other thicks involved as far as congress that's a good case. this congress and the last congress has been less productive than any congress i can remember. if you want to pull out that, good, i think the polls reflect the outcome. on media, there are things that are happening. not only in the future but the past now at least since cable news, fox of '96, cnn was '81. that was the idea we factionize. we had three choices. we were watching the same thing. they were competing with others but they were giving us a centrist view of the world. suddenly when you could break it down to the units and the units were going to be on 2 hours a day and cheaper to hire somebody to hold forth each evening, you started to obviously divide the media but also divide the audience. and you see that too. so it's to take a lot of work to put the audience back together. it was very productive financially to separate it. i think that's happening as well. >> hello, i'm also a student american u
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